Charlie Kravetz cjk at teamcharliesangels.com
Sun Feb 10 14:43:08 UTC 2008

On Sun, 2008-02-10 at 05:58 -0700, Karl Larsen wrote:
> Getting back to karl-desktop. This is the 'hostname' given to my 
> system by the Ubuntu loader. To use the applications I want to the 
> 'hostname' has to change.
>     If I ping localhost I get:
> karl at karl-desktop:~$ ping localhost
> PING localhost ( 56(84) bytes of data.
> 64 bytes from localhost ( icmp_seq=1 ttl=64 time=0.041 ms
> which is perfect. But where do I get the localhost from? It is not 
> defined in /etc/host.conf like other Linux.
> Karl
Tony gave a good answer to where it is defined. If you change localhost
from, Ubuntu will change it back. You can, however, add a line
in  /etc/hosts  using and any hostname you chose. This may be
what you need to solve the problem.

good luck,

Charlie Kravetz 
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